I Am My Own Worst Enemy: Problems and Possibilities of European Foreign Policy Vis-a-Vis the United States
St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 18, p. 737, Spring 2006
26 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2007 Last revised: 12 Jun 2009
Date Written: 2006
The European Union (EU) implements a Common Foreign and Security Policy. This paper argues EU Foreign policy is incohesive, but growing more cohesive. The EU poses no threat to U.S. interests; however, poses only limited opportunities for U.S. foreign policy because the U.S. has relentlessly pursued a short-sighted and self-destructive foreign policy since 2002. The paper elaborates this thesis by considering institutional actors and historical experiences. Thus, it provides an overview of the institutional structure of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, as well as an overview of historic experiences of EC foreign policy.
Keywords: EU,US, Foreign policy, European community union, USA
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